One day sale of all Miller Family series for e-readers

Happy Tuesday, readers,

Well, I won’t even talk about the weather, because the moment I say anything the weather changes in Ohio. We’ve gone to twelve degrees below zero last week to temperatures in the low forties over the weekend. Today it was rainy and mild, like a spring day. But before I dig out the capri pants and sandals, it’s supposed to snow tomorrow. Instead, I will ask if any of you received e-readers for Christmas…or just because you’ve been a fine person lately.

All four of my Miller Family series are on sale TODAY ONLY for electronic readers. So go to your favorite electronic book site, including CBD, Kindle and Nook, and download A Widow’s Hope for .99 cents, A Widow's Hope 4_5 copyNever Far from Home for 1.99, Never Far From HomeThe Way to a Man’s Heart for 1.99, and An Amish Family Reunion (book 4) for 1.99. Prices like that will only last a day! No, I don’t believe I make a dime at these prices, but I want my readers to fill in any blanks they have in my back-list. Here’s the Amazon link, but the other outlets will have them, too.

The Way to A Man's Heart

An Amish Family Reunion (08.18Have a great week, readers! And if you don’t like the weather…just wait a few days. Who knows what you’ll get next!

If you haven’t already done so, please sign up for my newsletter in the right-hand sidebar. I will be giving away 10 copies of The Quaker and the Rebel on Feb. 15th to newsletter subscribers. Good luck!

~Mary

We have two winners!

Good Monday morning, readers,

Thanks to all of you who took the time to answer my question last week, “Are Amish Fiction books romances?” Since there were so many responses, I selected two winners of the 3-book Miller Family series. Drum roll please: my winners are Georgia R. Puckett and Brenda of email address, kittycro…

I will send out signed copies to A Widow’s Hope, Never Far from Home, and The Way to a Man’s Heart, as soon as I get those addresses. If you’re curious about the consensus: Yes, it was practically unanimous–Amish inspirational stories are romances! Thanks, I just needed to hear readers’ opinions.

And before I forget: Did you know that copies of my older books are available at a discount, postage-paid? You can purchase from me the 3-book Miller Family series (A Widow’s Hope, Never Far from Home, The Way to a Man’s Heart) signed and personalized for $25.00, shipped for free.

Also the Wayne County series, (Abigail’s New Hope and A Marriage for Meghan) is available for $20.00, shipped for free.

Email me at maryeellis@yahoo.com if you’re interested. In the meantime, happy reading. Spring has sprung in Ohio…and I couldn’t be happier. Mary

We have a winner…and any readers live in Ohio?

Good Wednesday morning, readers,

We have a winner of last week’s contest following the interview of Sharon Srock. Jackie Smith–you’re the lucky winner of Terri. Sharon will be contacting you shortly to arrange delivery. Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing.

This week’s drawing is for a three-book set of the Miller Family series. (A Widow’s Hope, Never Far from Home, and The Way to a Man’s Heart). Since I’ve received so many entries already, I will be giving away 2 sets of the Millers, instead of one. Page down to my question regarding “Are Amish fiction books romances?” and leave your comment there to enter the contest. Drawing on Monday May 6th. Open to U.S and Canadian residents.

Also, do any of my readers live in Ohio. I will be speaking, and signing books in four different Ohio locations during the next month, including this Saturday May 4th. If you live in Ohio take a look below where I’ll be. I LOVE to meet readers–they’re always a lovely group of people.

Booksigning with authors Amanda Flower and Nancy Herriman at The Learned Owl Bookstore, N. Main St, Hudson, Ohio 44236 on Saturday, May 4th from 1:00 to 3:00 pm.

Ohioana Book Festival on Saturday May 11th from 10:00 to 4:00 546 Jack Gibbs Blvd. Columbus, OH. Over 100 Ohio authors participating. Author panels, children’s events, guest speakers, besides book-signing. Lunch will be available. website for directions and specifics: http://www.ohioanabookfestival.org/

Author Talk/Book-signing on Saturday, June 8th from 1:00 to 3:00 at the Newton Falls Public Library, 204 S. Canal St, Newton Falls, OH 44444

Book-signing with Kathleen Fuller and Amanda Flower, Saturday June 15th at Sparrow Christian Bookshop, Middlefield Heritage Center,  14962 South. State Ave.  (SR 87 & 608) Middlefield, OH 44062

Author Talk/Book-signing/Brown Bag Luncheon on Saturday, July 20th at Noon at Dover Public Library, 525 N. Walnut St. Dover, Ohio 44622

happy reading, Mary

 

Are Amish novels romances? Win the 3-book Miller Family series.

Good Monday morning, readers.

Lately, I’ve been asked this question several times…and it got me thinking. For regular romance readers, whether contemporary or historical, do you find Amish stories romantic when you read them? Romance readers often have certain expectations regarding the level of “heat,” so to speak. But almost universally, Amish stories are Christian inspirationals, thus the heat level would be zero. Yes, this culture usually produces plenty of babies, but how they come to be remains tastefully behind closed doors. Also, Amish fiction often has either a cozy mystery or a family drama feel to them.

So when someone asked me whether Living in Harmony would be classified as a romance I had to ponder for a moment. I told her “yes,” despite my young couple enduring plenty of problems before their walk down the aisle.

I want to hear your opinion. Many of you read many Amish fiction authors, beside other genres. Do you think Amish stories are romances? I will give away the 3-book Miller Family series (A Widow’s Hope, Never Far from Home and The Way to a Man’s Heart) to one lucky commenter. I’ll give away two sets if there are plenty of comments. So please give me your two-cents. And happy reading everyone!  Mary

Thanksgiving away from home

Greetings readers from the Golden Isles of Georgia!

It feels so strange to celebrate Thanksgiving far from home. We’re seeing palmetto and cypress trees, and live oaks shrouded with Spanish moss, instead of bare maples and black walnuts. Yesterday workers were stringing Christmas lights on palms trees. Do you know how odd that looks to someone who’s spent her whole life in northern Ohio? We’ve spent Thanksgivings in the past with parents, siblings, cousins and good friends along with their extended families. This year my husband and I will dine surrounded by strangers in the land of Georgia Bulldog fans. (luv that Uga!) On the beach this morning, we were the only ones wearing Ohio State sweatshirts. But it will be perfectly fine! Everyone is so friendly  here that we already feel right at home. Southern hospitality is not a myth! Whoever said home is where the heart is wasn’t kidding. Ken and I will be together. And in our hearts we’ll have all the people we’ve spent Thanksgiving in the past, both living and dead. I hope I don’t sound too maudlin but I am so thankful for everyone–friends, family, and dear readers who’ve dropped me a line about one of my books. You have touched our lives–thank you! And I wish you all the happiest of Thanksgivings.

Now if I can interrupt this program for a commercial….my publisher, Harvest House, is offering two of my books on sale starting tomorrow. A Widow’s Hope and Sarah’s Christmas Miracle.  From November 22-26 they will be at $2.99/each through ebook distributors—this includes Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Apple, and the Sony Reader from distributor websites (Amazon, CBD.com, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, etc.).  A Widow’s Hope was nominated for a Carol Award in 2010 and Sarah’s Christmas Miracle has been my best-selling title to date.

So if you’ve missed these, now’s the chance to get them for your e-reader on sale. I believe CBD is also throwing in free shipping on some orders. In the meantime…have a lovely Thanksgiving and….don’t eat too much!